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Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.


#76 Wrong side of the coin

by choess <choess@stwing.upenn.edu>

Friday March 15th, 2002 7:17 AM

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Actually, when I mentioned bundling, I was thinking more of the appearance of Gecko in the AOL client & etc. (although this is really in the embedding arena and probably away from the issues you think about). A certain amount of the "Mozilla is worse than IE" criticism seems (or am I just paranoid) to carry with it the implicit subtext of "and it will fail in the market". As I said, bundling creates a threshold where there must be a significant improvement in perceived quality for a user to replace the bundled product; and my gut feeling is that Mozilla has at least reached the point where consumers who get it will be satisfied enough that they won't tear it out and replace it with IE.

I'm not suggesting, of course, that we can say "We're potentially competitive! Let's go home!" And UI improvements (like your redesign of the popup-blocking controls) are certainly noticed and appreciated. But I think we are going in the right direction, albeit slowly.